KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU is continuing through tomorrow. Here are a few more highlights from the event:

Datadog updates Live Containers
Datadog Live Containers is a solution that provides visibility into containers across an environment. It now provides curated views for Kubernetes applications, which allows users to look at performance data and surface critical information about clusters. 

According to Datadog, customers will be able to monitor the state of pods in a specific namespace, view resource specifications for failed pods, and correlate node activity with related logs. 

More information is available here

Previous KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU news:
Carbon Relay releases Red Sky Ops free edition, Cloudtamer.io and Kublr announce integration, and more
Red Hat announces Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, OpenShift 4.5, and a partnership with Intuit on Argo CD

NeuVector adds new compliance templates and vulnerability workflow management
These compliance templates cover PCI DSS, GDPR, and other industry and government standards, NeuVector explained. The templates can be customized to perform specific compliance verifications, and reports can be generated to track progress on meeting requirements and to review, update, and the enforce controls required. 

The company also added serverless security for AWS Lambda and policy management integration with Open Policy Agent. The Open Policy Agent integration will enable teams to easily review and query security policies within a Kubernetes cluster.

Styra providing long term support and new online academy for Open Policy Agent 
Long term support for Open Policy Agent (OPA) is now included as part of Styra Essentials. This added support will enable companies in highly-regulated industries to utilize cloud-native authorization policies. Those industries typically limit how often companies are allowed to update software to reduce risk. Long Term Support offers benefits like critical fixes, security patches, and 24×7 support. 

“At Styra, we’re focused on delivering the best solutions we can to the OPA Community and our customers of all sizes and across all verticals,” said Tim Hinrichs, co-creator of OPA and co-founder and chief technology officer of Styra. “This release is a result of requests from our most highly regulated users in the healthcare and financial industries to provide a version of OPA that works with their upgrade regulations and includes 24×7 support from us.”

In addition, the company launched Styra Academy, which offers free courses for learning about OPA, its Rego policy language, and the Styra Declarative Authorization Service control plane for OPA. 

Cockroach Labs, Sysdig, and Instana launch “Partners for Good”
As part of the initiative, the companies have pledged to donate $2 to Black Girls CODE for every KubeCon attendee that visits one of their booths. In addition, regardless of how many people visit their booths, each of the three companies have pledged a minimum of $3,000 to the organization.

By the end of Day 1, each company had raised $1,800, totaling $5,400. The initiative started at AWS: Reinvent 2019 and KubeCon North America where Cockroach Labs donated to Women Who Code for each badge scan received. The company ended up giving over $14,000 to the organization.

“Helping to pull underrepresented groups up and give everyone the same opportunities is one of our core values. Donating to Black Girls CODE when we can, along with other organizations, instead of contributing to the swag overload, seems like a no brainer,” said Suresh Vasudevan, chief executive officer of Sysdig.